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crisis is on the minds of u.s. troops serving in afghanistan. marines want to know if they'll get paid if the debt deadline expires. it was the first question they asked the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff during his visit today to afghanistan. admirable mike mullen told him he does not know the answer, but says he's confident they will eventually get any salary they're owed. >>> failure to raise the debt ceiling could have widespread impact and end up costing us all more. interest rates for homes and cars are expected to rise. rates for a 30-year fixed mortgage could go a half percent. economists believe the crisis could lead to a further drop in the value of the u.s. dollar. as a result the price for goods, specifically imported from china, like rice and spices would increase. jitters about the debt deadline are having an impact on wall street. the dow lost 581 points last week. there's the biggest weekly drop in a year. >>> a stanford political science expert says the impasse is nothing new. professor david brady says both parties have the same problem, getting their members t
and health care programs. >> during his first visit to afghanistan, leon panetta said al-qaeda's defeat is within reach. the former c.i.a. chief eliminating as few as ten of the top leaders could cripple their ability. he has endorsed president's plan to drawdown troops this summer and keep a shrinking presence to the end of 2014. newlywed royals william and kate continue their royal tour. they have a dinner later tonight and they did some charity work. here is more. >> reporter: it's called the sport of kings and he is already an old hand. prince william saddled up and the crowd postpone i had up as much as $4,000 each to see them at a charity polo match. >> i have admired him from afar for years. he seems like a really good guy. >> before the main event, they were guests of honor at a vip lunch. >> we want to give them hope and confidence in their lives. >> he visited a technology center aimed at promoting u.s. investment in british tech firms. in the evening they were turning head heads at cocktail reception. they mingled with david beckham and they got a close look from hed head to
. in san francisco, abc7 news. >>> a bay area soldier has been killed in afghanistan. the sergeant of san jose died tuesday in nost when his unit was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade. he leaves behind a wife and two children from a previous marriage. he received numb russ medals during his career. he was 36 years of age. >>> former first lady betty ford is being remembered as a woman who spoke her mind no matter how unpopular some of her comments were. she died yesterday after the death of her husband, gerald ford. many admire her for her candor in the white house, including her support for abortion white -- rights and equal rights amends in a republican white house. she suffered from breast cancer and arthritis, along with addiction to prescription drugs and alcohol. she's also remembered by thousands of recovering addicts who credit the betty ford center for saving their lives. betty ford was 93. she will be buried beside gerald ford in michigan. >>> the shuttle atlantis will dock with the international spaces
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